I actually got those pesky seams ripped and even re-sewed! Now all I have to do is square off the bottom and I'll be done. But since I need to head out to the doctor in a bit I'm going to wait to tackle that last step until after I get back.
Earlier today, while looking for things to do to put off ripping, I moved the recliners and coffee table in the living room, then swept and mopped the floor. Luckily I managed to survive the attack of the killer dust bunnies that were lurking there; obviously it's been a while since I tackled that job!